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Twist: Democrats Attack Republicans for Being Soft on Pot

| by Reason Foundation

By Brian Doherty

 

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Jacob Sullum blogged about the strange belief on the part of many pundits, Democrats, and alas fans of liberalized pot laws that the Democratic Party is their friend. A group of New Hampshire Democrats, in a web site dedicated to attacking their statewide Republican opponents, slams a candidate for alderman in Manchester, Phil Greazzo, because "Greazzo uses Marijuana, or as he terms it "green gift of God" on a regular basis to "relax" and is a member of the Free State movement. (Nashua Telegraph, 3/2/2007)  He is a candidate only Ron Paul could love."

Pot legalization would make a sweet way for the GOP in general to make a sternly fiscally responsible case for drug war sanity, and maybe maybe maybe just maybe (but probably not) sheer off some young potential Democrat votes. Alas, that's a strategy only a Ron Paul might embrace, for the most part.

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